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Information Technology (A)

Level: 11 Stage 1
School code: 11ITA
Year level requirements: Non compulsory
SACE code: 1IFT10
SACE credits: 10

Subject descriptor:

This course consists of two topics.

(1) Relational databases

A database allows large amounts of data to be stored in an organised way. Data can be interrogated to obtain information that can be used to help decision-making processes. Students develop an understanding of database principles by constructing a relational database that stores data efficiently, minimises file size, reduces unnecessary data entry, and has a user-friendly design for forms, reports, and the finished layout. Students use the problem-solving approach of the systems development life cycle to build a system.

(2) Multimedia Programming

An interactive multimedia system combines the storage, processing, and retrieval capabilities of a program with the use of media types and tools to view, navigate, and manipulate outcomes and events. Multimedia elements contribute to a rich interface by providing a high level of interactivity, allowing users to choose their navigation through the product. Students develop an understanding of programming in a multimedia environment by developing a system that allows interactivity through the input of data and resultant program outcomes. The design of the interface, navigation, integration of media, and finished layout of the system must be user-friendly.

Students use the problem-solving approach of the systems development life cycle to build an interactive multimedia system.

Assessment:

Assessment will include both theory and practical work, with tests, assignments and essays.

Further information

  • Stage 1 Information Technology is designed to be undertaken as a 10-credit subject for each semester of work completed successfully.
  • Sections of this course will contribute towards VET I.T. Certificate III requirements